So I know I suggested decorating ginger bread men in lieu of gingerbread houses in this year’s 24 family Advent activities. But then my mother-in-law decided she wanted to host a family gingerbread house party the day after Thanksgiving and she kind of changed my mind about the difficulty of making gingerbread houses – with two very clever tricks.
Wanna know what they were? Read on for all the details…
Trick #1 – Skip the hassle of baking and use graham crackers instead. It’s so much easier!
Trick #2 – Hot glue the houses together, then hide it with frosting. No one will know the difference and glue will ensure a sturdy, frustration free house.
With these two tips you can easily whip up enough blank houses for an entire decorating party. Once you have your bases ready to go, all that’s left is for your guests to add some frosting and candy… lots and lots of candy!
The kids loved putting together their houses (as did their parents and grandparents). I wouldn’t be surprised if it became a day-after-Thanksgiving tradition.
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